Just over two weeks after the mixtape’s release, Drake’sIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has broken yet another Billboard record, this time challenging The Beatles’ historic takeover of the Billboard 100 chart 51 years ago.
Since the iconic Rock band accomplished the feat in April of 1964, no other artist before Drake has had 14 songs simultaneously charting on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard. Despite the record, Drake’s 14 charting songs include four on which he appears as a featured artist while The Beatles managed all 14 as lead artists in ’64. Further, when the British Rock group first accomplished the feat they held five songs on the Top 10 while Drake’s highest last peaked at #16.
The latest record comes just days after news that Drake became the first artist to tally 21 concurrent tracks on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, a feat he accomplished in part with all 17 songs from his latest release appearing on the list.
In late 2013 Drake nearly duplicated The Beatles’ Hot 100 record with a dozen songs appearing simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart, a byproduct of his strong Nothing Was the Same album release.
Additionally, Billboard reports that Drake now has the fifth most Hot 100 appearances ever with 85, two more than Jay Z and fourteen more than The Beatles.
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